the meme thing

I got tagged by a bunch of people…I guess that means I should do it!

Each person tagged gives 7 random facts about themselves. Those tagged need to write in their blogs 7 facts, as well as the rules of the game. You need to tag seven others and list their names on your blog. You have to leave those you plan on tagging a note in their comments so they know that they have been tagged and need to read your blog. The facts:

1. I love sleeping under a lot of blankets – I currently have two comforters and one down duvet. Oh, and I have to have my arms underneath the covers when I’m trying to fall asleep.

2. When I was little, I drank lots of milk and juice, and very little (if any) water. Now I drink tons of water and very little juice (and even less milk).

3. I prefer non-breakfast foods for breakfast and the breakfast foods for later – I’ll have rice in the morning and eggs for dinner.

4. I have my nose pierced but not my ears.

5. I’m addicted to lip balm and feel all antsy when I don’t have one on me – usually Burt’s Bees.

6. I find it very annoying that people are continually asking me what I’m going to “do with my life” now that I’m done university. Can’t I have a summer off first?? Also, did you know exactly what you were going to be immediately after university (and stick with it)? At least I currently have design and retail jobs. I’ll work it out. In the meantime…please stop asking.

7. I am lacto-ovo vegetarian, and I LOVE food. Reading food blogs makes me drool, especially anything to do with cheese or dessert. I’m very glad that I have a partner who shares my love of food…and encourages me to bike and exercise so I don’t weigh a million pounds!

So that’s that. I actually could’ve written many, many more random things about myself! I’m not going to tag anyone else, and since I haven’t posted for a few days, this is going to be an extra long one!

I started a tank project out of the Blue Heron Rayon Metallic that I got from the Frolic –

rayon metallic top

Unfortunately it’s looking like I won’t have enough yarn to do the cross-front like I wanted. I’ve started the back, and then I’m going to go back and redo the front as just a very deep v. I’m hoping to have it done by the cruise (which leaves on the 27th) but I dunno.

I love the woven stitch in the metallic yarn!

woven stitch

And here’s some more handspun that I’m particularly in love with – Fleece Artist Wool/Silk, spun up as a 2ply.


Gotta get packing! I leave tomorrow, early – we’re flying out from Buffalo, so we’ve got to drive down there first. I’ll definitely be posting next week from Austin, and quite possibly a quick note from the boat. You can check my Flickr page if you like to see what I’m up to – I’m more likely to dump the photos in there and write posts later.

Whoa! I’m going on vacay!







14 responses to “the meme thing”

  1. heather Avatar

    Oh, take your time figuring out “what to do with your life” it isn’t a race, enjoy the ride!

    Love the rayon metallic – very cool stuff, as is the hand-spun, yum.

  2. Deirdre Avatar

    I LOVE the look of the metallic yarn – who was selling Blue Heron yarns at the Frolic??? I can’t believe I missed it!

    Have a wonderful, restful vacation!

  3. Sarah Avatar

    Oh how number 6 made me laugh… After I graduated from university, it took me a good 5 years to figure out what I wanted to do and that was a relatively short period of time compared to some of my friends who are still casting about in in their thirties! That doesn’t mean, though, that I wasn’t CONSTANTLY asked; much to my annoyance.

    Take your time and try lots of things; there’s no time like the present!

  4. Suzanne V. Avatar

    I love that woven stitch. That would make a great jacket.

  5. Romi Avatar

    Love the sweater! Have a great time!!!

  6. Allyson Avatar

    I am completely addicted to Burts Bees — can’t go a minute without it on. My husband recently remarked that when my children are grown, Burts Bees will be the smell that reminds them of me….I can only hope!! Enjoy your summer, you’ve earned it!

  7. joy Avatar

    i am so with you on number 6. i just finished my masters in december, and having been in school with no break at all since i was 5 years old, just wanted a small break. the most common response i got was “congrats – when are you going to start your ph.d. work?” ARGH!

  8. jenna Avatar

    I am also addicted to lip balm. I’ve heard that if you use it all the time, that your lips actually CAN get addicted to it! There are worse things, I suppose. :)

  9. atia Avatar

    I love that metallic yarn – looks really pretty!

  10. atia Avatar

    also i have that lipbalm problem too – at the moment i have a burts bees + about three others on me, if i leave the house without one i have to buy a new one

  11. Erin Avatar

    On the upside, at least people aren’t asking if you’re going to teach. There’s something particularly evil-annoying about that question. Indecision=education.

    What does that mean?? (See you at SnB tmrw!)

  12. Luciana P Avatar

    It’s as simple as that: when someone asks you what you plan to do with your life, you can simply ask them what they have been knitting, spinning and designing lately.

    For MEME thing:
    “I can knit really fast, and without even look at my knitting while at it”

  13. Asaknitter Avatar

    Happy travels!

  14. Tandi Avatar

    The tank is looking great – that handspun is gorgeous! Have a great trip.

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